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Below is a news feed from Inside Higher Ed’s "Top 5 News” blog.  Fresh content is pulled from the feed at 15 minute intervals.

Political science meeting interrupted by hotel fireOpen in a New Window

Scholars at annual meeting were forced to evacuate their rooms Friday night -- but meeting one another in pajamas didn't stop them from tweeting.

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Professors, robots protest U. of Iowa's pink locker roomOpen in a New Window

While it remains a beloved bit of visual smack-talk for many football fans, some students and faculty say the University of Iowa's pink visitors' locker room is sexist and discriminatory.

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The U. of Iowa's visitor locker room

 

For-profit Anthem Education abruptly closes campuses after filing bankruptcyOpen in a New Window

For-profit company declares bankruptcy and starts closing campuses, leaving states scrambling and students scattered.

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Anthem headquarters

 

Political scientists consider how to diversify their disciplineOpen in a New Window

Professors at discipline's annual meeting consider how they hire faculty members.

 

New analysis of international student visa approvals traces migration patternsOpen in a New Window

New analysis of visa approvals provides city-level data on international students’ comings and goings.

 

 

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Courtesy of the Brookings Institution.
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Hometowns of international students in the U.S., 2008-12.

 

Paper sees oral exams as strategy to reduce cheating in Gulf universitiesOpen in a New Window

Oral exams can be used to promote academic integrity in countries where students don't hesitate to cheat, paper argues.

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Federal scrutiny of campus sexual assaults spills into the statesOpen in a New Window

Federal attention to colleges’ handling of sexual assaults is spilling over to a handful of statehouses, where lawmakers are proposing new legislation to curb incidents and looking to convene best practices. 

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Connecticut Gov. Dannel Molloy after signing legislation on campus sexual assaults

 

Research funding is morally permissible as long as it's legal and without strings attached, ethicist arguesOpen in a New Window

Unsure about accepting research funding from a morally contentious source? An ethicist weighs in.

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Ethicist Cynthia Jones (center) with Lawrence Gelman (right), a Tea Party activist and one of her funders.

 

Online learning push continues in California, but with approach faculty groups appreciateOpen in a New Window

California's Democratic leaders have taken a gentler approach in push for the state's colleges to get creative with online courses, including with a $50 million award fund.

 

Presidents increasing budgets, concerned about job trainingOpen in a New Window

In a recent survey, college presidents report their interest in giving students an education that leads to a job, but many admit their institutions are not yet very effective at doing so.

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